Social reformers -- United States -- History -- Sources
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Abzug, Bella
Abstract Includes biographical information; correspondence, 1966-1972; testimony/statements/resolutions, 1970-1980; involvement with New York's 17th Congressional District peace action committee, 1966-1969; notes for speeches including anti-military draft material; miscellaneous peace-related material; reference file about a proposed film"Time of Trial" (1969).
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Brite, Mary D.
Overview Elihu Burritt was born on December 10, 1810, in New Britain, Connecticut, into a working class family. He attended school briefly, but was largely self-educated. Burritt became a blacksmith to support himself, but he continued to study languages at night. Word of his erudition spread; he became known as the "Learned Blacksmith", and was offered opportunities to speak in public. While writing a lecture on "The Anatomy of the Earth", he was so impressed by the interdependency of its parts that he...